ISGC2019, the International Symposium on Green Chemistry
May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019
In 2050, we will be more than 9 billion of Humans on our planet. This exponential increase of the population on Earth has a direct impact on chemistry which needs to produce always more with resources that are concomitantly decreasing or more and more difficult to exploit. Furthermore, our growing awareness of the need to reduce our impact on the planet (eco-systems, biodiversity, greenhouse gases, etc.) require scientists to adapt or to design cutting-edge technologies/processes less consuming in energy and atoms, eco-respectful and more secure for the Humanity. The main objective of ISGC-2019 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of green chemistry to debate on the future challenges of Chemistry keeping in mind the problems of access to a sustainable energy, the management of resources (carbon, water, metals, minerals), Human development, global warming, impact on the environment, competitiveness of our Industry, etc. To contribute to solve this complex equation, ISGC-2019 has been thought as a cross-disciplinary platform and should offer to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development stakeholders. On the continuation of the previous editions, ISGC-2019 will gather more than 800 attendees who will exchange on the most recent advances in the field of green chemistry through plenary lectures, keynotes, oral and posters communications organized around multi-parallel sessions with 11 principal topics. Beside the scientific program, an exhibition and an open research & innovation will be organized to enable industrials to show their innovations, to facilitate public-private and private-private partnerships, to present new challenges in R&D, to facilitate exchanges between participants, etc… New in 2019, ISGC will also aim at improving public perception and awareness on sustainable chemistry through the organization of general conferences. Raising awareness and progressively educating our society on the issues surrounding sustainable development has become a priority to accelerate the emergence of eco-designed chemicals, technologies or services on the market We do really hope you will enjoy this unique moment to share your vision about green chemistry with other countries and to contribute to the emergence of new and sustainable technologies for a greener world. We look forward seeing you at this occasion in this beautiful part of France.
SIM² KU Leuven is the new KU Leuven Institute on Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the 4 flagship KU Leuven Institutes. SIM² mission is to develop, organise and implement problem-driven, science-deep research and future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production and recycling of metals, minerals and engineered materials, supporting the transition to a climate-friendly, circular-economy.